Speaker announcement: Anne Precythe

Precythe, Anne

We’re pleased that Anne Precythe, director of the Missouri Department of Corrections, will be providing remarks during the 2018 WWICJJ national conference. Precythe is one of the few women who heads up a state department of corrections and brings nearly 30 years of service as a corrections professional.

As director, she is responsible for 21 adult correctional facilities, six community supervision centers, a community release center and more than 40 probation and parole offices across the state of Missouri. This includes more than 11,000 employees, 59,000 probationers and parolees and more than 30,000 inmates.

Precythe brings nearly 30 years of service as a corrections professional. She served as the director of community corrections in the North Carolina Department of Public Safety and began her career with the Division of Community Corrections there in 1988. In 1999, Precythe transitioned into a quality assurance role where she assisted managers in using data to manage operations. In 2003, she was promoted to lead community corrections analyst, supervising all quality assurance personnel and leading the agency in effective case management strategies.

In 2006, Precythe promoted to the position of Interstate Compact administrator and was named deputy commissioner. In 2007, she became a national trainer with the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision office out of Kentucky. She remains active with the National Commission, serving as the current chair of the Training Committee and sitting on the Executive Committee.

In 2010, Precythe became a project implementation manager for the Division of Community Corrections and in 2011, became the Supervision Services Administrator.

Precythe is a long-standing member of the North Carolina Probation and Parole Association as well as the Correctional Peace Officers Foundation and the North Carolina Interagency Council for Coordinating Homeless Programs. In 2015, Precythe was appointed by U.S. Attorney Eric Holder to the National Institute of Corrections Advisory Board, representing all of community corrections across the country.

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